You don’t rise again
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Bob Lefsetz directed my attention to a New York Times op-ed piece by Damian Kulash, Jr., “WhoseTube?” I’m not familiar with Damian or his band, OK Go, but was interested to hear how EMI no longer allows the band’s YouTube videos to be embedded, which had previously contributed greatly to their visibility and success:
Now we’ve released a new album and a couple of new videos. But the fans and bloggers who helped spread “Here It Goes Again” across the Internet can no longer do what they did before, because our record company has blocked them from embedding our video on their sites. Believe it or not, in the four years since our treadmill dance got such attention, YouTube and EMI have actually made it harder to share our videos.
But this isn’t …
More from “The Real Tuesday Weld” (Stephen Coates):
(Doh! Embedding is disabled as of 29 November 2009. And as of 15 March 2010 I’m updating with a new embeddable version. Hopefully this one keeps working for a while.)
Love the music and the video. This one has nine people listed for the animation. (Previous was by Aleksey Budovsky.) I don’t know what it is about these videos. They’re just so whimsical and strange and fun.
For more “welding” in the Budovsky style, with more nonsense singing, there is Last Time in Clerkenwell.
Thanks, Dave Winer, for drawing my attention to this:
(Bummer. Embedding disabled as of 29 November 2009. No, wait: as of 15 March 2010, there’s a new embeddable version. We’ll see how long that lasts. And you might have to watch a short ad first, but it’s totally worth it.)
It’s so delightfully weird.
(I think by 30 seconds in, you’ll either be hooked or can safely dismiss it.)
(Update: Should note that The Real Tuesday Weld is a band led by Stephen Coates. And the animation is by Alexsey Budovsky.)